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Roger Southall

Roger Southall

Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

Roger Southall is an Emeritus Professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was previously Distinguished Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council (2001-2007) and Professor of Political Studies at Rhodes University (1989-2001). Prior to that he worked in universities in Uganda, Lesotho, Canada and the UK. He is author of South Africa's Transkei: The Political Economy of an 'Independent' Bantustan (1983), Imperialism or Solidarity? International Labour and South African Trade Unions (1995), Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Affrica (2013) and The New Black Middle Class in South Africa (2016). He has also published extensively on African politics, political economy and labour in leading academic journals, as well as contributing chapters to numerous books. He receives research funding from the National Research Foundation.

A democracy or a kleptocracy? How South Africa stacks up

Feb 10, 2019 10:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry into state capture, and the fitness to hold office of two senior officials of the...

ANC will go to the polls with only one major asset: its president Ramaphosa

Oct 29, 2018 19:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

It is common cause that the performance of South Africas government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), has been worse than abysmal. Under former President Jacob Zuma, ANC functionaries pillaged numerous...

South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

Aug 13, 2018 14:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

President Cyril Ramaphosas late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing a decision taken by the African National Congress (ANC) at its national conference last year to expropriate...

Southern Africa's liberation movements: can they abandon old bad habits?

Aug 13, 2018 13:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Until recently, southern Africas political and economic outlook seemed to be moving in a promising direction. The highlights were provided by Zimbabwe and South Africa with the displacement of Robert Mugabe by Emmerson...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

May 20, 2018 14:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

White monopoly capital: good politics, bad sociology, worse economics

May 14, 2017 16:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Many would like to consign the polarising debate about white monopoly capitalism (WMC) in South Africa to the margins. They argue that its proponents are nothing more than Marxist ideologues or mischievous political...

ANC military veterans and the threat to South Africa's democracy

Apr 12, 2017 17:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

We may look back on the days in April 2017 when tens of thousands of South Africans marched demanding that President Jacob Zuma should fall as the beginning of something bigger. Theres been a wistful glint in the eyes...

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Economy

USD/HKD spot likely to hover around 7.85 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks: Scotiabank

The USD/HKD currency spot is expected to hover around 7.85 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks to USD/HKD forwards. If risk sentiment improves, USD/HKD will slide in response as HKMA aggregate...

Australian bonds sink on never-ending U.S.-China trade war issues; 10-year yield hits fresh record low

Australian government bonds sunk during Asian trading session Thursday as U.S.-China trade worries remained at the fore with news that the U.S. was considering more Chinese tech firms would be added to the blacklist. As...

UK gilts jump after April consumer price inflation disappoints; retail sales data in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts jumped during European session Wednesday following disappointment among investors as the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) missed market expectations, albeit better than the previous reading...

FxWirePro: Why Fed not worried about China selling U.S. treasuries to counter trade war?

Speaking at Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC), St. Louis Fed President James Bullard talking on Sino-American trade negotiations suggested that China, which is the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries, it chooses to...

German bunds maintain steady trade ahead of Q1 GDP data, May manufacturing PMI

The German bunds maintained a steady movement during European trading session Wednesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, investors will be keeping an eye on the...

Politics

Donald Trump Tax Returns: Democratic-led House Committee Gets 'Help' From Federal Judge, NY Senate in Financial Records Subpoena

A federal judge decision and a potentially game-changing New York state law are not helping United States President Donald Trump from keeping his tax returns from being scrutinized in a Congress investigation. POTUS then...

Melania Trump Body Language: She Looks 'Uncomfortable' in Recent Photos vs. 2016 Campaign Picture, Expert Says

United States President Donald Trump has an apparent habit of starting a tweetstorm in the middle of the night or too early in the morning. First Lady Melania Trump, on the other hand, has a completely different approach...

Vladimir Putin Girlfriend Rumors: Who Is Alina Kabaeva? Did She Just Gave Birth to Russian President’s Twin Boys?

Vladimir Putin is one of the most controversial state leaders for various reasons, including his policies deemed to be anti-LGBT and derailing freedom of speech. But the Russian president is also making headlines for his...

Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

Game of Thrones will officially close its curtains after its final episode on Sunday, May 19. Is Russian President Vladimir Putin one of the people who would be tuning in to see who sits on the Iron Throne? The question...

Donald Trump Net Worth: U.S. President’s Favorite Mar-a-Lago Resort Earned Less in 2018

Donald Trump may no longer be actively taking care of his businesses but it still earns him a sizeable amount of money every year. However, his latest annual financial report showed that his favorite getaway destination,...

Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

Around 50,000 people in Uganda were allegedly convinced by an American pastor to consume a so-called miracle cure for HIV/AIDS. The problem is the said substance was already flagged down by the United States Food and Drug...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

Apart from finding a complete cure for HIV/AIDS, another important aspect of tackling the epidemic is looking for an effective way to stop its transmission. Scientists may have made a great discovery in that area. A...

Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

Finding the cure for cancer also requires scientists and researchers to find various strategies on how to heal or destroy cancer cells and tumors. A recently published study offers an interesting approach as it revealed...

Technology

Bitcoin Latest News, Update: Leading Cryptocurrency Expected to Reach $10,000 But Not Before Price Correction Occurs

Bitcoin has been experiencing an upward trend in recent months, with the bulls finally getting the upper hand after the bears imposed their will on a rather prolonged note. As of this writing, the leading cryptocurrency is...

Torrent News: Tens of Millions of Pirated Downloads and Streaming Beefs Up 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Viewership

For the past eight years, Game of Thrones has been one of the most talked-about TV shows around the world. On Sunday, the final episode of season 8 was released that also marked the ultimate end to the original series....

iPhone 11 Release Date, Specs, Features: Is Touch ID Returning Through an In-Display Fingerprint Reader?

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‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Latest News: Title Deemed Highest-Selling Game in April; Battle Mechanics Major Factor for Success

Mortal Kombat 11 has now been deemed as the highest-selling title last month, based on data collected by market analyst NPD Group between April 7 and May 4. Along with Fortnite, the violent fighting game pushed digital...

‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ DLC Update, New Characters: Is Janemba Going to be Point or Anchor?

Last week, Microsofts Major Nelson accidentally leaked that Janemba will be the final character of Dragon Ball FighterZ latest DLC content. The gaffe happened during a segment of This Week on Xbox, specifically at the 3:10...
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